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LOS ANGELES -- Knowing San Diego lacked a solid inside presence, UCLA went after the Toreros where it hurt.T.J. Leaf had 26 points and 10 rebounds and fellow freshman Lonzo Ball added 13 points to help the 16th-ranked Bruins win 88-68 on Thursday night.T.J., he can shoot it, pass it and handle it, UCLA coach Steve Alford said. That just opens up your offense even more.Thomas Welsh had 12 points and 11 rebounds as one of six players in double figures for the Bruins (3-0), who failed to top 100 points for the first time this season. They averaged 110.5 points in victories over Pacific and Cal State Northridge.Six guys got to the free throw line, six guys got rebounds and assists, Alford said. It enables us to stretch our offense.San Diegos Brett Bailey tied his career high with 22 points and Cameron Neubauer added a career-best 14 points despite playing the second half with three fouls.Baileys 3-pointer drew the Toreros (0-3) within four points early in the second half before Leaf and Ball teamed up for an entertaining offensive show.Leaf got things started with a one-handed dunk on a give-and-go with Isaac Hamilton and followed with another one-handed jam on Balls assist. The highly touted freshmen reversed things, with Leaf feeding Ball for a dunk before Leaf scored inside. The Bruins had 21 assists.Ive never played with this much talent around me before, Leaf said. It takes adjusting to get used to, but were starting to get used to our roles.Leaf kept up the theatrics with another dunk before finishing off the 16-8 run with a two-handed dunk on Balls alley-oop pass that extended UCLAs lead to 58-45.We wanted to give it to them inside a little bit, Leaf said. We really wanted to make our presence around the basket and we did that.Consecutive baskets by Ball and a 3-pointer by Leaf pushed the Bruins lead to 68-52.The Toreros couldnt defend UCLAs surge. Bailey and Neubauer did all of San Diegos second-half scoring until Olin Carter III scored eight straight points with 6:13 to go.Our kids really competed, but against an explosive team like UCLA, we gave up so much size, second-year San Diego coach Lamont Smith said. They had 46 points in the paint; it was not just post-up points, but its what they got in the interior.Hamilton added 12 points and Aaron Holiday had 11 for the Bruins, who shot 52 percent.BIG PICTURESan Diego: The Toreros face a long climb this season, having been picked to finish last in the West Coast Conference coaches poll. They lost by 10 points to San Diego State in their season opener and still have New Mexico State and Southern California among their non-conference games. No. 14 Gonzaga looms twice during conference play, too.UCLA: The Bruins have an easy schedule leading up to their first big challenge of the season against No. 2 Kentucky on Dec. 3 in Rupp Arena. They also play Big Ten opponents Michigan and Ohio State in December.POLL IMPLICATIONSIf they keep winning, the Bruins figure to stay solidly in the middle of the rankings for the rest of the month. Theyll be tested much more in December with games against No. 2 Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio State and No. 4 Oregon.TIP-INSSan Diego: The Toreros got outrebounded 43-38, but owned a 14-7 edge on the offensive glass. ... Carter finished with 13 points. ... They made 10 3-pointers, including three each from Bailey and Carter. ... The Toreros attempted 75 field goals and 31 3-pointers.UCLA: Leaf was 11 of 13 from the field and made all four of his free throws. ... Bryce Alford chipped in 10 points. ... All seven of the Bruins players scored. ... Ball finished with eight assists and seven rebounds. ... The Bruins made 19 of 22 free throws, and so far have been much more consistent at the line than last season. Thats going to be crucial in tight games, the elder Alford said.UP NEXTSan Diego: Hosts Nicholls State on Sunday, the first of four straight home games this month.UCLA: Hosts Long Beach State on Sunday, the last of four consecutive home games to start the season. The Bruins are 14-1 against the 49ers.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25.Cheap Shoes NZ . The Hall of Fame defenceman told Landsberg that he believes fighting still has a place in todays game, but thinks staged fighting needs be outlawed. Shoes NZ From China . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. https://www.shoesnzonline.com/ . There are surprises among the Vezina candidates, but most of the others are standard top-tier performers, even if the two Hart Trophy runners-ups have never been quite as good as they have been through the first half of the season. Shoes NZ From China . -- Anaheim Ducks captain and leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf has been scratched from Sunday nights game against the Vancouver Canucks because of an upper-body injury. Shoes NZ Sale . A big centre with all the tools to be an elite player, Johansen paced the Blue Jackets with a standout game Saturday night. He had a goal and two assists for a career-high three points as Columbus beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to snap a five-game losing streak.Sir Bradley Wiggins hinted at extending his career after finishing second in the London Six Day with Mark Cavendish on Sunday.Wiggins and Cavendish, Madison world champions at the Lee Valley VeloPark in March, finished as runners-up to Kenny de Ketele and Moreno de Pauw of Belgium in the exhibition event, which began on Tuesday.Wiggins quipped money talks when he was asked if he could be persuaded to return in 2017.He added: Ive enjoyed it that much, I just dont know at the moment. Id love to still be part of it in the future. I still love riding my bike, I love racing.Who wouldnt want to come back, with a week like this and the crowds like this? Its been incredible.For now at least, the 36-year-olds career finale comes in Ghent, the city of his birth, in the Six Day event which runs from November 15 until November 20.Wiggins and Cavendish are two of the key protagonists in British cyclings boom years and came close to a crowd-pleasing victory, only to be beaten by the defending champions.Wiggins was racing for the first time after a period he described himself as topsy turvy.Data stolen by hackers from files held by the World Anti-Doping Agency showed Wiggins received three therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) for anti-inflammatory drug triamcinolone -- a substance which has a history of abuse in cycling and is otherwise banned -- on the eve of the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France and 2013 Giro dItalia.Wiggins, who in 2012 became the first British winner of the Tour, and Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford strenuously deny wrongdoing, insisting the injections were medically necessary to deal with a pollen allergy that aggravates Wiggins long-standing asthma condition.The TUEs had the approval of the UCI, cyclings world governing body, and there is no suggestion any rules were broken.There is also an ongoing UK Anti-Doping investigation iinto allegations of wrongdoing in cycling, something which followed reports a package was delivered to Team Sky at the June 2011 Criterium du Dauphine, then Wiggins most significant road victory.dddddddddddd He raced for Team Sky until April 2015.Team Sky deny wrongdoing, and, like British Cycling, are cooperating with the investigation, which Wiggins has welcomed.Wiggins began the evening jesting about his retirement -- Im getting on a bit, he said -- and the scrutiny which he has faced of late.He added: I might get a job in Tesco, stacking shelves. Just getting back to a bit of normality.It is doubtful he would be keen to sort the newspapers. Wiggins again declined to speak to the media, only addressing the crowd from the central stage where he was awarded numerous prizes as one half of a crowd-pleasing partnership with Cavendish.It was clear he was enjoying himself, revelling in the theatre of an event which sees the velodrome turned into a nightclub.The pair won Sundays first event, the Derny race, where they take it in turns to shelter behind a pilot on a motorised bike and go faster than they otherwise could.With four laps to go, Wiggins did his best jockey impersonation, pretending to whip Derny pilot Michel Vaarten.It whipped the crowd up and Wiggins moved into first place to win.Wiggins was given the Rouleur Magazine Top Banana award for the rider who best encapsulates the spirit of the event.It was greeted enthusiastically by the capacity crowd. The prize was a five-litre bottle of red wine.The Madison chase concluded the event and Cavendish and Wiggins led entering it. The Belgian pair continually attacked and Cavendish and Wiggins missed a vital changeover as they fell narrowly short of victory. ' ' '

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